Peachtree City

TCBY hosts Relay fundraiser Jan. 20

Volunteers from Relay for Life in Fayette County will be on hand all day to talk about the Relay and how others can get involved in the annual event. Photo/Special.

By CINDY MORLEY
Special to The Citizen

Looking for ways to help in the battle against cancer? Try swirlin’.

Swirling the yogurt -- that is.

“When I decided to open the TCBY in Peachtree City, one of my commitments was to give back to the community,” said Mike Murtaugh, owner of the new TCBY in the Braelinn Shopping Center. “I had been in the corporate world all my business life, and I wanted to make a change. At the same time, I wanted to make sure as a local business owner that I found ways to give back to the community that has been so good to me and my family.” Read More»

Registration starts for senior tax exemption in PTC

Peachtree City is once again accepting the annual applications for the Senior Homestead Exemption. To qualify, seniors must be 65 or older earning $30,000 or less in household income. A new application must be made each year for the exemption.

The registration card, available at City Hall, must be submitted by Tuesday, March 1. Seniors who have not completed their taxes by that date will have until Friday, April 22, to bring in proof of 2010 income. Read More»

PTC Quiznos burglarized early Monday

The beginning of the winter storm early Monday morning did not deter a break-in and theft at the Quiznos restaurant on Ga. Highway 54 in the Peachtree East Shopping Center just outside Peachtree City. The incident is under investigation by the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office.

The burglary occurred on Jan. 10 at approximately 2:15 a.m. when a brick was thrown through a front window, said sheriff’s office spokesperson Brent Rowan, adding that the power to the store had been turned off from the outside of the building. Read More»

Atlanta mayor added to regional transportation committee

At the behest of Georgia House Speaker David Ralston, the five-member executive committee of the metro Atlanta Regional Transportation Roundtable was tweaked a bit at a hastily-called meeting today.

The change added Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed to the executive committee, which is charged with preparing a list of recommended projects to be funded by a potential 10-year 1 percent region-wide sales tax referendum that would include Fayette County. Read More»

Timothy James Cessna, Jr., 32, of Peachtree City

Timothy James Cessna, Jr., 32, of Peachtree City and Fayetteville, GA , formerly of Caro, Michigan where he resided for many years with his family, passed away December 21, 2010 in a house fire on Scatterfoot Drive where he lived with three others. He was overcome with smoke inhalation.

Cessna worked for three and a half years as the general manager of the Peachtree City Mellow Mushroom Pizzeria. He also worked at the Brick in Ohio and Brentwood Bowling Alley in Caro, MI for several years. He was a hard worker and loved by so many people that he touched. Read More»

Politicians have been lying about Medicare

This is in reply to the Jan. 4 letter to the editor, “Thanks to ‘our wonderful’ Obama.” A reader thanked the President for an increased Medicare check she recently received.

Here’s the thing: The money didn’t come from Obama. As my parents taught me, money doesn’t grow on trees. All money in the government treasury comes from taxing, and borrowing against future taxes.

Ms. Zeldin, decades ago, before I was old enough to work, politicians told you a lie. They said that if you would just pay your Medicare taxes into the system, they’d pay you back when you got older. Read More»

It’s not Obama’s money to give away

I think the record needs to be set straight where the $250 that ”Our Wonderful Obama” sent to the lady really came from.

First of all the federal government owes $14 trillion. Everyone knows that if you owe $14 trillion you do not have any money to send to anyone unless it is borrowed.

Then the question is how can the government force someone to lend them the money.

This is an easy question to answer. They have the guns and the will to use them if taxes are not paid.

The answer as to where the $250 came from then becomes everyone working and paying taxes. Read More»

Bill of Rights issue arose — not at convention — but later during ratification

Mike Taylor in his reply to my letter of the previous week seemingly skimmed my thoughts to invent an issue. I suppose I can take that but I can’t accept a misrepresentation of history.

In referring to the Constitutional Convention Mr. Taylor stated: “Thus a compromise was reached that a Bill of Rights, detailing the most critical rights, would swiftly be added.” He is incorrect. George Mason of Virginia first brought up the idea of a Bill of Rights in the Constitution on Sept. 12, 1787. Read More»

PTC Civic Association’s (successful) 2010

Do you want to be involved and stay abreast of the ins and outs of all Peachtree City local issues, but cannot get to all of the city’s meetings?

Are things happening in your community or neighborhood that you would like to change but feel you lack a voice that will be heard?

Encourage your neighborhood to join us. Read More»

It's a 'Jungle' in there

Pictured are Urban Jungle staff members Marshall Seelye, Corey Mathias, Alexa Hall and Samuel Hannon. Photo/Michael Boylan

Urban Jungle offers laser tag, indoor rock climbing and more

Todd Hannon, owner of Urban Jungle in Peachtree City, loved playing laser tag with his sons as they were growing up. First there was the play at home option and later playing in Dixieland in Fayetteville’s arena. When Dixieland remodeled, the laser tag arena left but Hannon has brought the concept back with Urban Jungle, a modern looking building that contains top of the line arcade games, a 24’ rock wall with four climbing lanes of varying difficulty, a two story professionally created laser tag arena and Laser Frenzy, a game that puts the player inside a scene straight out of the movies. Read More»

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